#FITFORTHEFRONTLINE FREE THROW CHALLENGE
I created the #FitForTheFrontLine challenge as co-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System to honor and pay tribute to our brave health care workers. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26 and culminating on Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day). The challenge encourages Americans young and old to move, exercise and get fit to increase awareness and raise critical funds to support our health care heroes.
Initially, I asked my friends and family to donate based on how many free throw shots I made out of 1,000 and I matched their donations up to $100,000. I completed that challenge on June 7 by making 840 out of 1,000 shots.
Then I upped that challenge and further dedicated my tribute to the frontline by doubled my shot attempts and doubled my commitment to frontliners at The Mount Sinai Health System just as they re-doubled their commitment to our community during the surge in COVID-19 cases over the past three months.
Today I finished my second 1000 free throw challenge bringing my total baskets made to 804/1000. Finished strong!
Thank you for your support,
Co-Chair of The Board of Trustees
The Mount Sinai Health System
Impact of Your Donation
Donations will support Mount Sinai’s Center for Stress, Resilience, and Personal Growth, a first-of-its-kind initiative in North America designed to address the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and lives of frontline health care workers.
More Information About the #FitfortheFrontLine Challenge
Spearheaded by Mount Sinai Health System, the #FitfortheFrontLine challenge launched on May 26, comprised of over 20+ of the leading medical institutions across the country and key partners like Goldman Sachs & Co., Peloton, Discovery, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, dtx and Pinterest. For more information you can visit here and start your own challenge here.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.